Story 2017-03-14 2FWPB Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face

Centrelink Releases Welfare Receipient's Personal Information to try to save face

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DHS, the estranged megadepartment for which has suffered a series of setbacks in the last year, has once again made headlines for all the wrong reasons recently when private information about a welfare recipient’s financial affairs was released by the department in an attempt to counter the claims made about the debt recovery process used by DHS.The release of this information in this context is deemed to be legally debatable by welfare advocates. When George Brandis was questioned about Centrelink's activities on the Q&A program he responded that people should just contact Centrelink, which caused the audience to break out laughing as the current wait times and contact problems surrounding resolving debts issued by the Centrelink automated debt recovery system as seen by the public as being a farce.
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DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-15 09:04 (#2FXWS)

Department of Homeland Security?
Nope... Department of Health Services in Australia.

Wow.. a debt recovery program issuing fake debt claims to citizens. Sounds as bad as those porn companies in the U.S.

Re: DHS? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-15 11:49 (#2FY9V)

Department of Human Services now nicknamed the Department of inHuman Services
Several cases have been reported where a debt was called against a person for which does not exist
There are quite a few news articles about it

Re: DHS? (Score: 2, Funny)

by fishybell@pipedot.org on 2017-03-16 03:51 (#2G12B)

Did the porn companies do something in particular? All I can see in recent news is the PornHub/Boston deal. I'm not entirely sure people got screwed on that one, but they definitely got plowed.

Re: DHS? (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-18 09:03 (#2G8W0)

How did porn come into this?

OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-15 11:51 (#2FYA3)

Pipedot has a similar feature! How cool! http://pipedot.org/story/2FWPB/similar

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-16 03:51 (#2G12C)

All hail the new feature

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 3, Informative)

by evilviper@pipedot.org on 2017-03-16 05:15 (#2G16S)

It was introduced (and announced) two years ago:

- https://pipedot.org/61RE

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-03-16 13:28 (#2G2BM)

Wow. Two years. Umm. I should like login or something.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-04-01 08:14 (#2HT2W)

I love that this story has more posts. Slashdot is unbearable these days, and I've always held a candle for Pipedot, with fingers crossed that it gains more readers, more stories, and more comments...

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-04-07 05:19 (#2JCVY)

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Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-05-12 15:25 (#2P7ZQ)

Me too, I think the author here has done a fabulous job of the site, we just need a constructive community to move in and build up the submissions and comments.

Re: OMG NEW FEATURE (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2017-09-13 23:50 (#322T3)

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yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2018-02-20 01:14 (#3G9QG)

I agree.

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2018-06-22 20:59 (#3SV3P)

pipedot is....alive? found an old reference on soylentnews and thought I'd take a look. No pipedot is dead and waiting for the hosting contract to run out.

Re: yes (Score: 2, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2018-06-27 19:11 (#3T216)

Long live pipedot!

Re: yes (Score: 1, Interesting)

by Anonymous Coward on 2018-07-30 07:51 (#3VTT5)

This makes me sad.

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2019-02-02 14:08 (#48A6F)

Damn, now I think we need a Disagree mod. Just for this occasion.

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2019-03-14 11:37 (#4B1XM)

Sad to see pipedot disappear

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2019-04-04 18:17 (#4CFX6)

Disappear? You mean this is all a hallucination?

Re: yes (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2019-07-09 18:17 (#4JTFE)

All that we see or seem
Is but a dream within a dream.

Problem with Pipedot "Feed" page (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org on 2020-04-25 14:02 (#52N97)

Hello,

I've enjoyed using your "Feed" page for years now. The other day, XKCD stopped updating, also the "XKCD" header above the list disappeared. Tried deleting that feed and using "+" to start over, but it's not working.
* There used to be a big pick list to the right of: "Use existing feed:" and that is currently empty.
* "Or add new feed:" didn't work when I tried https://xkcd.com/rss.xml

Maybe it's just a reboot or something easy?

Thanks!!

Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by bryan@pipedot.org on 2020-04-30 11:47 (#52W0Q)

Ya, I have a few bugs that cause the feed pages to act improperly at times.

The first is that I'm using a strict XML library to parse the feed. If the RSS/Atom page has any syntax error (for example: a stray tag or quote) the page wont parse correctly and will return blanks for everything. Pipedot's feed page uses the "title" tag returned from the RSS page as the name of the feed. This is why you sometimes see the header bar of a feed become blank. This is also why some feeds (like ExtremeTech) have weird names: because that's how their source title tag of their RSS page is set!

Another bug happens when adding dual protocol feeds. When I wrote the feed logic, I made each feed be unique based off the RSS URL. This lets a site have multiple feeds, as long as the RSS links have different URLs. The bug happens when you create two feeds to the same location, one using "http" and one using "https". A human knows that "http://xkcd.com/atom.xml" and "https://xkcd.com/atom.xml" are the same, but the site see's them as two unique URLs! (current xkcd feed link is using the atom version over http)

P.S. I also recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04 that was released last week. (may have some lingering issues)

Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org on 2020-04-30 15:51 (#52W0S)

Bryan,
Thanks for the update. As of a few minutes ago, all the headers disappeared from my Feed.. But using your link to XKCD atom feed, I was able to add that back (no header on that box either).
Good luck with the new Ubuntu!
Carguy

Re: Problem with Pipedot (Score: 1)

by carguy@pipedot.org on 2020-05-01 02:28 (#52X08)

And...tonight nearly all the headers are back!! Thank you.
The header that is missing is vihart.com (Fun with Math videos) and her site seems to be down at present time.

The current trendy sign off seems to be--
Stay Safe!
-- carguy

how is this still up? (Score: 0)

by Anonymous Coward on 2020-10-15 06:34 (#594GH)

why is this site still up!!!